The Grey Lit Café

Writing book proposals (II): 5 common pitfalls

August 12, 2022 Anthony Haynes Season 2 Episode 14
The Grey Lit Café
Writing book proposals (II): 5 common pitfalls
Show Notes

Anthony Haynes writes: Although definitions of grey literature exclude books, the proposals that authors write in order to attract a publisher can be thought of as a form of grey literature -- hence our mini-series on book proposals.

How to write a proposal effectively? In this episode, like the previous one, Dr Engy Moussa and I explore some of the pitfalls that authors often fall into.

By anticipating such pitfalls, authors can give themselves an advantage in the competition for book contracts.

Further listening

If you enjoyed listening to this episode, you may be interested in the first in this mini-series, Writing book proposals (I): 4 things NOT to do.